FAQ: Flexbox - Review: Flexbox


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I’m confused as to what is happening in step 1 of this exercise, and hoping someone can enlighten me please?

As per step 1, I added display:flex; at line 90. When I do this, the pictures swap from being arranged in rows to columns, but I don’t understand why. I had assumed I would need to make the .col div’s flex-boxes and set their flex-direction to column to achieve this.

I’m guessing I’m missing something fundamental about block vs inline.

Any clues would be greatly appreciated. :slight_smile: Thanks.

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Hi there,

When you set the display: flex at Step 1, you create a flex container but this flex container holds the columns, and not the pictures. This Step 1 takes the .col’s and stacks them on the top-left of the .cards container.

Later you deal with the .col class where you play with the images.
In other words, here we speak about the last topic of the course - nested flex boxes.

I hope this answers the quesiton.


I was wondering what is the difference between using

display: flex
flex-wrap: wrap

compared to

display: inline-flex

Don’t both result in a container with children that will adjust themselves according to the width of the screen?